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November 25, 2019


First the Worm Gets in the Bug’s Head. Then the Bug Drowns Itself.

(Thanks to Steve K., who says "Now I can't stop thinking of Barry Manilow, and don't anybody start humming anything.")


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This story has a lot of relevance, given its appearance just as families are about to gather for the holiday.

... parasites use a variety of similar strategies. Some make cat urine suicidally attractive to mice, which are promptly eaten so that the parasites can go through the next phase of their life cycle in the cat.

Toxoplasma, which can get into human brains and make people talk baby-talk to cats.

Steve K. this is just for you.
I can't smile without you. I can't laugh and I can't sing. I'm finding it hard to do anything!
Feel better?

Nursecindy - Uhhh ... well, at least its not ... nevermind ...

This is the worm that gets in the bugs head
That drowns the bug
That chased the rat that ate the cheese
That lay in the house that Jack built.

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